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My Pie Monday: Broccoli Raab, Pickled Shallots, Chorizo, and More!

Great looking pies!

Smiling With Hope Bakery: How Pizza-Making Transformed This High School Special Needs Program

Thanks for the story - what a wonderful program. And great looking pies!

Open Thread: Which Burgers Are On Your Bucket List?

Le Pigeon's burger in Portland.

Taste Test: The Best Frozen Deep Dish Pizza

Anyone see (national version of) Uno's in the Portland, OR area? Growing up on the east coast I have good memories of really enjoying the Uno's that we'd buy at our grocery store. Now that I'm in the Northwest, I haven't been able to find them.

Cook the Book: 'Nom Nom Paleo' by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong

I'm thinking bloody meat.

The Best Valentine's Day Giveaway Ever: Lobel's 4" Prime Dry-Aged Heart Shaped Steaks for Two

Mine SO prefers marinated with soy sauce and garlic, then grilled to medium rare.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Pat LaFrieda Sliders

Celebrating New Years instead!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Plain old pepperoni.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Secret Weapons Pork Kit

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Perfect Steak Set from Double R Ranch Co.

Sous vide Delmonico ribeye, finished with a quick pan sear.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Perfect Steak Set from Double R Ranch Co.

A Delmonico cut ribeye, sous-vide cooked to just shy of medium rare, then pan seared and served with a little compound butter.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Secret Weapons Pork Kit

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

Portland Neighborhood Guide: Where to Eat Near Powell's City of Books

Really nice overview. Would love to see more of these, especially for more challenging areas like 'near Washington Square' (I always struggle find something good out there), or even Pioneer Square.

The Daily Meal's '101 Best American Pizzas'

The list's Portland spots aren't that far off the mark. Yay for Lovely's Fifty-Fifty - it's my go to spot in Portland when I don't feel like waiting in line. Not that the other Portland spots listed aren't great (I dream about the Amore).

Burgers, Fries and Shakes in Portland, OR?

@shibuyadreams I've never been, but certainly walked by it enough.

The Food Lab's Guide to Slow-Cooked, Sous-Vide-Style Eggs

Awesome article, as usual. Just got my Nomoku, can't wait to try this and (hopefully) more lab/recipes for sous vide soon.

Portland Burger Week - suggestions/info?

@Pintchow My vegetarian friends were absolutely raving about the quinoa and cashew burger at Deschutes Brewery.

Burgers, Fries and Shakes in Portland, OR?

I'll give them a shot, thanks!

Portland Burger Week - suggestions/info?

Didn't know Foster Burger started as a cart either. That's one of my favorite burger spots because they offer all of my (subjective) trinity: burgers, fries and milkshakes. And not too pricey. Only other casual spot I know of in the Portland area (excluding Burgerville) is WOW Burger out by the IKEA.

And as a follow up, I made it to cafe Ate-Oh-Ate and it was terrific. Would probably go back for the pork dishes instead of the burger, but enjoyed everything none the less.

Staff Picks: Burger Places with Stand-Out Sides

My wife yelled at me for not getting fries last time I ordered at Little Big Burger. She was counting on eating mine.

Burgers, Fries and Shakes in Portland, OR?

My wife and I are constantly on the look out for a casual spot in the Portland area that offers good burgers, fries and milk shakes at a reasonable price. There's just something about salty fries and sweet shakes that go so well. If only Little Big Burger offered shakes in addition to their floats.

Here are the spots we've found so far that we enjoy:
Foster Burger http://fosterburger.com/
Wow Burger http://www.originalwowburger.com/

Burgerville's off the list because their fries aren't anything special, and the burger is too 'fast food.' And while Foster and WOW are both great, they're kind of far out.

Anyone know of any other spots closer to downtown?

Bourbon Renewal

This recipe comes from Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Portland's Clyde Common. Sweet crème de cassis mixes with oaky bourbon to produce a delicious take on the classic whiskey sour. More

The Pizza Lab Presto: Vodka Pizza

Our office is at the epicenter of the vodka pizza universe, what with both Pomodoro and Rubirosa a couple blocks away. The former is not worth a damn (despite some rave Yelp! reviews)—overly greasy, unspectacular crust, and candy-sweet sauce—while the latter is spectacular. Crisp and charred with a pleasant chew like all great pizza, it's got a creamy vodka sauce that is just rich enough that you know you're not eating regular pizza, but not so rich that you feel like your stomach may fall out or involuntarily empty itself in protest by the time you're done. It's a great alternative when you've been stuck in a pizza rut, and a recipe that's good to have in your own home arsenal. More

Dry-Fried Green Beans from 'The Chinese Takeout Cookbook'

Diana Kuan's dry-fried green beans in The Chinese Takeout Cookbook are less embellished than versions seen at Chinese restaurants; she keeps things simple by skipping the ground pork and preserved vegetable that are often included. Instead, the beans are bolstered by minced and browned fresh shiitakes and the requisite Sichuan pepper, chili bean sauce, and dried red chiles. These changes not only make the dish easier to prepare with grocery staples, but they also give the beans themselves a greater chance to shine. More

The Food Lab: The Best Korean Fried Chicken

When it comes to frying chicken nobody—and I mean nobody—does it better than the Koreans. My apologies to all you Southerners. Korean fried chicken (or KFC as those in the know call it) differs vastly from American-style fried chicken. Rather than the craggly, crusty, significant coating you'd get on say, a Chick-Fil-A sandwich or a Popeye's drumstick, you get an eggshell-thin, ultra-crisp crust around a drippingly juicy interior. The end goal is clear, but the road to get there required a bit of bushwhacking. More

Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pudding Cake

Pudding cake is just what the title advertises: pudding and cake. The wondrous part is that both components materialize in the same pan. Batter is spread in a pan, then sprinkled with a sugar and cocoa powder mixture and liquid. This top layer filters down, essentially swapping places with the batter. The result is a layer of cake floating on top of pudding. More